Words and the Word

Posted on 01-Dec-2014

By Corporal Nathan Chan of the 10th Kuala Lumpur Company

Published December 1st, 2014

It is often said that the pen is mightier than the sword. The bible says a similar line in Proverbs 12:18, saying “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Words coming from our mouths have the power to harm permanently or to heal. What then would be the result of Jesus' words, Him being our Greatest Captain?

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. (Psalm 33:6 NIV)

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth. And God said, “let there be light,” and there was light. Light travels at 3 hundred million meters per second. So the first time God opened His mouth, light came screaming out into the darkness at 3 hundred million meters per second.

He spoke again, and there were oceans - 1.3 billion cubic kilometers of water. It was through the many more times He spoke that our earth was filled with the abundance of life that exists today. The word of God has the power to create.

In the beginning, God was there, not as a single being, but as a trinity. God the Father was certainly there. So was the Holy Spirit, as Genesis puts it: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Genesis 1:2 NIV) What was Jesus doing during this time? Where was He in the first place?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NIV)

Jesus was the Word. When God created the world and everything within it, it was Jesus that did the actual creating. The Father just gave the command. So together, God the Trinity made the world and populated it with an extremely diverse range of living creatures.

Not only did Jesus create us, He also fixed many people. During His time on earth, He displayed His ability to heal many times. Sometimes, all He did was just say that the sick was healed, and it was so. The word of God has the power to heal.

“Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” (Matthew 24:2 NIV)

Less than a century after Jesus uttered those words, they came true. In AD 70, the Romans laid siege on Jerusalem. The siege lasted for 7 months. More than a million people died. Then the temple was burnt. The Word of God has the power to destroy.

The word of God can build, repair or break. Though our own power of speech is but a shadow of His awesome might, it is enough. Enough to harm friendships. Enough to inflict serious damage to a person.

Yet it has the power to encourage. It allows us to lend a hand to others even when we have none. It has the power to heal. It has the power to allow us to start our own relationship with our Great Captain Jesus. Aren't words powerful?

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